July 2016 Dance Calendar
Charmaine Patricia Warren | 6/30/2016, 9:36 a.m.
Before the July calendar begins, there is still more dance left to see in June. Ronald K. Brown and Evidence, A Dance Company’s season at Joyce Theater, June 28-July 3, is this month’s feature. For two weeks, and in two programs, highlights of their season include a special revival of Brown’s “Better Days” (1998) in honor of New York Pride Week, which “…celebrates the spirit and liberation that could be found and celebrated in the night clubs where some men sought to discover their love, sexuality and identity,” according to the release. Other highlights are the world premiere of “She Is Here,” danced by the women of Evidence, plus the company premiere of “Four Corners” (2014) originally commissioned by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. “She Is Here,” “Torch” (2013), “Highlife” (2001) and “For You” (2000), a solo work performed by Ronald K. Brown and former Ailey American Theater principle, Kirven Douthit-Boyd, round out Program A. “Better Days,” “Four Corners” and “Gatekeepers” (1998) are the lineup for Program B. For more information visit www.joyce.org.
June 30-July 2: At Gibney Dance Center, Edisa Weeks’ DELIRIOUS Dances brings “To Begin the World Over Again,” which “… explores the writings of Thomas Paine and … [fuses] … the visions of composer Joseph C. Phillips Jr. [with] …Weeks” choreography, notes the release. For more information, visit www.gibneydance.org.
June 30 – As part of the Tisch Summer Residency Festival, Maria Bauman’s MBDance will premiere “Attend Me,” “…an ode to love of all kinds between Black women… inspired by love poems from feminist writer Audre Lorde,” according to the release. For more information, visit MBDanceJune30.brownpapertickets.com.
July 1: As part of the SummerStage dance series, Marie Basse-Wiles and Olukose Wiles’ Maimouna Keita Dance Company will present celebration dances from Mali and Senegal. A master class by members of the company will open the evening’s festivities at Herbert Von Kin Park in Brooklyn. This event is free. For more information, visit www.cityparksfoundation.org.
July 8-23: Choreographer, performer, educator and club performer Monstah Black will premiere “HYPERBOLIC! (The Last Spectacle)” at Dixon Place, as part of their HOT! Festival and the 25th annual celebration of LGBTQ culture. For more information, visit www.dixonplace.org.
July 9-16: American Tap Dance Foundation’s week-long tap dance festival returns for year 16 with award presentations, master classes and performances. Of the many highlights, the “Tap Dance Treasures” (July 14) directed by artistic/executive director Tony Waag, will feature works by Brenda Bufalino, Felipe Galganni, Kwikstep, Ted Levy, Tapman Myers, Max Pollak, Rokafella, Lynn Schwab, Caleb Teicher, Tony Waag and Karen Callaway Williams. For more information, visit www.atdf.org.
July 14, 21 and 28: For three Wednesdays in a row, and in three different programs at the New Victory Theater, the Victory Dance series will feature Doug Elkins Choreography, Etc., Big Dance Theater and David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group (July 14), Limón Dance Company, Lar Lubovitch Dance Company and Jiva Dance (July 21) and American Tap Dance Foundation, Camille A. Brown & Dancers and Nadine Bommer Dance Company (July 28). For more information, visit www.newvictory.org.